Jenni and I went to dollar tree last night to shop for our Operation Christmas Child. And as we were going through the store filling our cart, I couldn't help but think that the things we are giving are just material things. As I thought about that some more, I realized that the idea behind the gift was much more than just giving material things. We are giving our love, but more so, we are demonstrating the way that God gave Jesus to us. Jesus was a gift from God wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. While we are just buying balls, or toy cars, or candy, God is working in the hearts of the children that will receive these boxes, and ultimately He is drawing them to Himself.
Do you want to be a part of that? I know I do!
Yeah, it's going to cost you some of your hard earned money, and some of your time, but isn't it worth the money and time to change a life? Do a box! Do it! And bring it here this month on the 19th and dedicate the box and its contents to the Lord, so that He will do what He wants with the box, and more importantly, with the life that will receive the gift.